2011 Winners


Exporter of the Year
Avigilon



Avigilon designs, manufactures and markets industry-leading high definition surveillance solutions. Last year, Avigilon won the BC Export Award for New Exporter and has experienced significant growth over the past few years, earning recent recognition in PROFIT magazine as the fastest growing company in Western Canada. Avigilon serves high profile clients in both the local and global community with security solutions selling in over 65 countries.


Advancing Technologies
Avigilon



Avigilon designs, manufactures and markets industry-leading high definition surveillance solutions. Last year, Avigilon won the BC Export Award for New Exporter and has experienced significant growth over the past few years, earning recent recognition in PROFIT magazine as the fastest growing company in Western Canada. Avigilon serves high profile clients in both the local and global community with security solutions selling in over 65 countries.


Consumer Products
ARC'TERYX Equipment Inc



ARC'TERYX sets itself apart in the outdoor softgoods industry by designing and developing all products in-house in North Vancouver with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Burnaby. ARC'TERYX's innovative and high-quality products include packs, harnesses, mountain apparel, and even a product line specially designed for Law Enforcement and Armed Forces.


New Exporter
Conifex Timber Inc



Conifex is a softwood forest products company operating in the Northern Interior region of British Columbia. The company's primary business is the manufacture of structural grade SPF dimension lumber, with a focus on sustainability. After starting up in 2008 with just one employee, Conifex now employs approximately 450 people directly and has experienced exponential growth in export sales.


Northern BC Exporter
Coast Tsimshian Resources LP



Northern BC Exporter Announcement Video

Coast Tsimshian Resources is a log marketing and forest management company wholly owned by the Lax Kw'alaams First Natives. Based in Terrace, BC with a small marketing office in China, Coast Tsimshian Resources has experienced significant growth in wood exports to China, Japan and Korea.


Manufactured Products
Viking Air Ltd



Viking Air is a first tier original equipment manufacturer specializing in de Havilland aircraft products. Viking's aerospace products are exported to over 74 countries around the world. This summer, the company broke historical records when it received its largest single order ever - 12 Twin Otter aircraft for the government of Peru.


New Media & Entertainment
Neverblue



Neverblue is the leading global performance-based online marketing company that specializes in lead generation and client acquisition. Working as an online advertising broker, Neverblue connects a global network of advertisers and affiliates. The company is currently expanding with new offices recently opened in Amsterdam and Hong Kong.


Primary Products & Resources
Coast Clear Wood Ltd



Coast Clear Wood manufactures and markets lumber products used in building construction and the manufacturing of housing components. Coast Clear Wood exports to 9 different countries, taking a customer specific approach by focusing on the specific needs of each client.


Professional & Services
Gemcom Software International



Gemcom's software and services support mining companies from the early exploration stage through to the processing of mineral deposits. With over a decade of specialized data management experience, Gemcom provides sophisticated yet user-friendly technology to more than 4000 mine sites in over 130 countries.


Sustainability
Archipelago Marine Research Ltd



Archipelago provides sustainable marine resource management products and services, including fisheries observer services, electronic monitoring systems and marine environmental management services. Working closely with fisheries, coastal communities and government organizations around the world, Archipelago helps to implement sustainable marine initiatives.


Leadership
Dr. John MacDonald



Leadership Announcement Video

Dr. John MacDonald is the current Chairman and CEO of Day4 Energy, an innovative Vancouver-based company specializing in the advancement of solar energy. Dr. MacDonald also co-founded Canada's largest space technology company, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). A true visionary and entrepreneur, Dr. MacDonald's leadership and contributions have positioned Canada as a world leader in the fields of space science and technology.


International Business Students Award
Larisa Topalo



Larisa is an Honours BBA student at Simon Fraser University, specializing in International Business with an extended minor in Economics. She represented BC as a Junior Trade Ambassador in Peru and has studied abroad in Germany and eastern Canada. A global learner with a competitive spirit, Larisa has represented SFU at prestigious business competitions in the Netherlands and Poland.